Dr. Aadia Rana is an internal medicine and infectious diseases physician at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Rana obtained her medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine/international health at Case Western Reserve University. She subsequently came to Brown University where she completed a combined clinical and research fellowship in infectious diseases and HIV Health Services Research.
1. Rana AI, Gillani FS, Flanigan TP, Nash B, Beckwith CG. Follow-up care among HIV Infected Pregnant Women in Mississippi: A Retrospective Review. J Womens Health Oct 2010; 19(10):1863-7. PMID 20831428
2. Flanigan TP, Zaller N, Beckwith CG, Bazerman LB, Rana AI, Gardner A, Wohl D, Altice FL. Testing for HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Viral Hepatitis in Jails: Still a Missed Opportunity for Public Health and HIV Prevention. JAIDS Dec 2010; 55(S2): 78-83. PMID 21406992
3. Nunn AS, Cornwall A, Barnes A, Rana AI, Mena L. Addressing Mississippi’s HIV/AIDS Crisis. Lancet. Oct 2011; 378(9798): 1217. PMID 21962554
4. Nunn AS, Dickman S, Cornwall A, Kwakwa H, Mayer KH, Rana AI, Rosengard C. Concurrent sexual partnerships among African American women in Philadelphia: results from a qualitative study. Sexual Health. 2012 Jul; 9(3):288-96. PMID 22697147
5. Nijhawan AE, DeLong AK, Chapman S, Rana A, Kurpewski J, Ingersoll J, Caliendo AM, Cu-Uvin S. Effect of HSV-2 Suppressive Therapy on Genital Tract HIV-1 RNA Shedding among Women on HAART: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Epub 2012 Feb 28. PMID 22505800
6. Firth J, Wang C, Gillani F, Alexander N, Dufort L, Rana A, Cu-Uvin S. The Changing Face of HIV in Pregnancy in Rhode Island 2004-2009. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. vol. 2012. Epub Jun 18 2012. PMID 22778535
7. Chan PA, , Kazi S, Rana A, Blazar I, Dejong CC, Mayer KH, Huard TK, Carleton K, Gillani F, Alexander N, Parillo Z, Flanigan TP, Kantor R. New HIV Infections at Southern New England Academic Institutions: Implications for Prevention. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. Epub 2012 Jul 25. PMID 22724920
8. Avery A, Ciomcia R, Lincoln T, Desbrais M, Jordan A, Rana AI, Machekano R. Jails as an Opportunity to Increase Engagement in HIV Care: Findings from an Observational Cross-Sectional Study. AIDS and Behavior. Epub Sept 28 2012. PMID 23054036.
9. Leeper S, Fillion K, Gillani F, Ross H, Rana A, Tashima K. Decade of HIV in Rhode Island: Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Patients Diagnosed in 2001 and 2010. RI Medical Journal. 2013 Feb 1; 96(2):35-40. PMID 23641426.
10. Patel N, Rana A, Thomas A, Barnhart JC, Flanigan TP, van den Berg JJ, Chan PA. HIV Testing Practices among New England College Health Centers. AIDS Research and Therapy. 2013 Mar 18; 10(1):8. doi: 10.1186/1742-6405-10-8. PMID 23496891. PMCID: PMC3606211.
11. Lee J, Reece R, Montague B, Rana A, Flanigan T. The Future of Generic Drugs in Rhode Island. RI Med J. 2013 Sep 6; 96(9):30-3. PMID: 24015398.
12. Rahangdale L, Stewart A, Stewart R, Badell M, Levison J, Ellis P, Cohn S, Kempf M, Lazenby G, Tandont R, Rana A, Nguyen, Sturdevant M, Cohan D. Pregnancy Intentions among Women Living with HIV in the United States. JAIDS 2014 Mar 1; 65(3):306-11. PMID:24525467
13. Wilson I, Fowler FJ, Cosenza C, Michaud J, Bentkover J, Rana A, Kogelman L, Rogers W. Cognitive and field testing of a new set of medication adherence self-report items for HIV care. AIDS and Behavior. Manuscript in Press 2014.
14. Rana AI, Liu T, Gillani FS, Reece R, Kojic EM, Zlontick C,Wilson IB. Multiple Gaps in Care Common Among Newly Diagnosed HIV Patients. AIDS Care 2015 Jan 29. PMID: 25634492.
Dr. Aadia Rana's primary research area is addressing disparities in access and adherence to medical treatment among HIV-infected individuals, with a focus on minority women. She is director of The Miriam Hospital Immunology Center Adherence and Retention Program (ICARE). Her work incorporates health services research, behavioral sciences, social sciences, and clinical medicine. Dr. Rana is also the site investigator on clinical trials investigating novel agents for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C at The Miriam Hospital Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit.
Dr. Rana's primary research focus is evaluating and improving adherence to medical care and treatment among HIV-infected patients, a vital issue which impacts individual health as well as public health. She has several ongoing projects evaluating factors that impact adherence to HIV care and treatment among: patients at the Miriam Hospital Immunology clinic, postpartum HIV-infected women in Mississippi, and postpartum HIV-infected women in Ghana.
Dr. Rana is also sub-investigator of the The Miriam Hospital AIDS Clinical Trial Clinical Research Site, a subunit of the Harvard AIDS Clinic Trials Unit of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). She is also the local principal investigator of clinical trials investigating novel treatments for HIV and Hepatitis C at the Miriam Hospital Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit.
1. Principal Investigator, NIMH 1K23MH100955. Improving Retention in Care Among Postpartum HIV-Infected Women in Mississippi. 7/1/2014-6/30/2019. $849,850
2011 Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Young Investigator, 15th Annual National CFAR Conference
2011 Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
2010 Clinical Infectious Diseases Award for Outstanding Review
Laws, Michael Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)